Toronto Maple Leafs Weekly Report: Team Rebounds From Embarrassment

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Toronto Maple Leafs Weekly Report: Team Rebounds From Embarrassment

Nov 22, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward Peter Holland (24) scores on Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) during the third period at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Detroit 4-1. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Maple Leafs got the wake up call they deserved on Tuesday night against the Nashville Predators. After losing 6-2 to the Buffalo Sabres, Leafs fans expected the team to regroup and get their acts together against the Predators. Unfortunately, they actually played worse, losing 9-2. It set off a major firestorm, with the Toronto media asking about Randy Carlyle‘s job security. Fortunately for Carlyle, the players and GM Dave Nonis came to his aid, basically diverting the blame from the coach to the players.

However, Leafs fans have heard the players say countless times that they had to play better and  come out ready, but it does not always happen. The only way the Leafs would actually give fans any hope for a change was by their response. That is exactly what Toronto did this week by winning two straight against the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Detroit Red Wings. Not only did the Leafs beat two top quality opponents, but they did it in convincing fashion.

Let’s take a look at all three games from this week to understand how the Leafs actually went from being in serious trouble to finishing the week with two impressive wins.